Globe, DepEd host 2nd E-skwela webinar

April 20, 2020
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With the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon to April 30, normal school operations continue to be closed and disrupted, making  many schoolchildren and the youth, along with their parents and families, feel the impact of semi-isolation.

The pandemic is challenging educational institutions that are in varying stages of developing and implementing their online learning capabilities. One of the urgent plays for the education industry is to create the demand for schools to onboard their teachers and their institutions with the right tools and techniques in maximizing and utilizing digital learning while they stay connected, informed and  #SafeAtHome.

Globe myBusiness ties up with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the second E-skwela Webinar session on April 21, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom with the theme “Making Homes the Extended Classroom: Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the time of COVID-19.” The E-skwela series is intended for faculty members and parents to help them integrate technology tools and interactive activities at home that are intentionally experiential, collaborative and reflective in order to maximize the learning experience.

Leading the discussion are notable educators, thought leaders, and technology experts including Alain Del Bustamante Pascua, Undersecretary at DepEd, and Ginger Arboleda, Co-Founder and COO at Taxumo Inc. and CEO at Manila Workshops.  They will be joined by representatives from Globe: Mark Arthur Payumo Abalos, Education Industry Lead and Learning Technologies Scholar; Michelle Peralta, Campaign and Communication Strategist and Founder and Moderator of Fab Inay; and Miguel Martin Bermundo, Head of Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Division.

The panel will discuss key questions such as how parents and their school-age kids are coping with the crisis;  what activities can parents and their children do together as part of the young ones’ learning experience; what challenges have they observed and experienced with the use of technology in teaching and learning at home in this period; how can they maximize learning time with their kids while at home; and how can parents and teachers work together to promote continuous learning from home.

Globe myBusiness, in partnership with DepEd, continues to advocate the adoption of technology to create future-ready schools and educational institutions. Among the information and communications (ICT) services that the telco has pushed for are high-quality connection, automated school administration tools, and advanced learning management systems (LMS). Besides easing school operations and facilitating digital learning, ICT will also prepare students to be globally competitive now and in their future ventures.

Register to the webinar for free via glbe.co/eskwela2. For more information on Globe’s ongoing efforts to make everyone connected, informed and #SafeAtHome, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/stay-safe-at-home.ht